Zofran® (ondansetron), a prescription medication used to combat nausea and vomiting, has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects and other side effects among pregnant women.
The drug, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, was originally prescribed to patients undergoing chemotherapy and surgery to control postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately, doctors began to prescribe the drug to treat morning sickness. The off-label use of the drug put women and their unborn children at risk of serious birth defects.
Have you or someone you love suffered Zofran side effects? The experienced class action attorneys at Gordon & Doner are currently investigating potential Zofran lawsuits on behalf of women who used the medication while pregnant. Our attorneys can help you get the justice you and your family deserve.
Zofran Side Effects
According to an investigation by the Toronto Star, women who were prescribed Zofran experienced serious and suspicious side effects, including two infant deaths and multiple cases of birth defects.
Some Zofran side effects that originate during early pregnancy include:
- Heart murmurs
- Atrial septal defects
- Kidney problems
- Inhibited fetal growth
- Cleft lip or palate
- Serotonin syndrome
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice accused GlaxoSmithKline of using illegal tactics to market Zofran for off-label uses, such as the treatment of morning sickness. The company paid $3 billion to settle those charges.
If you believe that your child’s birth defects were caused by Zofran, contact Gordon & Doner. You may entitled to file a Zofran lawsuit for damages you and your child suffered. We understand that nothing can be done to reverse these side effects, but we can help you obtain compensation for current and future medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.
Find out of you are entitled to file a Zofran lawsuit by calling 1 (855) 722-2552.
Zofran is a 5-HT3 antagonist that can be used alone or with other medications to prevent nausea or vomiting. To prevent the patient from experiencing nausea, the medication blocks serotonin, which is produced by the body and causes vomiting. Although the drug has not been approved for pregnant women, doctors continue to prescribe it to women who are suffering from severe morning sickness.
Initially, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warnings advised the public of the risks of arrhythmias and other cardiac risks.
In 2013, the FDA issued a warning that there were potential signals of serious risks in taking Zofran and other serotonin-3 receptor antagonists. Unfortunately, the FDA decided to not take any action based on available information.
Many women and their children have suffered as a result of Zofran side effects, and these women deserve justice. If you believe you or your child suffered injuries as a result of Zofran, contact us to determine if you are entitled to file a Zofran lawsuit.
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Filing a Zofran Lawsuit
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, we believe that drug companies must be held accountable when they fail to notify the public of health complications associated with their medications. What’s happened to you and your loved ones is unacceptable and the party at fault needs to be held responsible.
Our team of lawyers will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine if you are entitled to file a Zofran lawsuit. If so, we will obtain your medical reports, contact expert witnesses to review evidence, and build a robust case that can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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If you or someone you love has suffered from Zofran side effects, do not hesitate to contact an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer at Gordon & Doner. Our firm offers free and confidential legal consultations so victims of dangerous drugs can determine their legal options. Furthermore, our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay us unless we obtain a successful verdict or settlement on your behalf.
With more than 180 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys can help you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve by filing a Zofran lawsuit. The statute of limitations restricts the amount of time victims have to file a claim, which is why it is important to contact us as soon as possible.